Atheism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short by Julian Baggini

By Julian Baggini

Atheism is frequently thought of to be a detrimental, darkish, and pessimistic trust that is characterized by way of a rejection of values and goal and a fierce competition to faith.

Atheism: a really brief advent units out to dispel the myths that encompass atheism and exhibit how a lifestyles with no spiritual trust might be optimistic, significant, and ethical. It additionally confronts the failure of formally atheist states within the 20th Century. The publication offers an highbrow case for atheism that rests as a lot upon confident arguments for its fact as on destructive arguments opposed to faith.

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Felicia’s perfect day starts with reading the Bible, exercising, 9 4 0 DAYS TO S U C C E S S I N R E A L E S TAT E I N V E S T I N G and eating a breakfast of fresh fruits. Then, she gets a spa treatment from the Mandarin Oriental in Miami, Florida. After a one-hour nap, she gets another spa treatment. Then, she eats a special lunch of fresh fish and steamed vegetables, prepared in front of her by a private chef. Lunch is followed by a foot massage. She walks on the beach during the afternoon. Any kinks from her walk are worked out by another full-body spa treatment.

You think it’s worth $200,000. It’s being foreclosed on, and somebody bids $190,000 on it. You’ll find out it’s usually the bank who bids that high because they lent $190,000. Everyone else at the foreclosure sale will probably shrug their shoulders, get upset, and go home. When you are outbid, never quit, and never get upset. Instead, approach the buyers and ask what they’re going to do with the property. As in the example above, call the bank who bought it. The bankers might say, “We lent $190,000 on the property, but now we’ve got to dump it.

People around you might change in their attitude toward you. Are you prepared for this? A lot of people aren’t. Take a few minutes to examine your ideas about money and wealth. Where do they come from? Consider the word “money”; what comes to mind? Consider the word “wealth”; what comes to mind? Consider the word “rich”; what comes to mind? Consider the word “landlord”; what comes to mind? Write your ideas down. Others’ responses to these words include: doing what you want and when you want; easy living; the way it’s supposed to be; abundance; inner and outer wealth.

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